Texas Opens Randle's Eyes

Clear Springs sophomore Trevon Randle is one of the top young prospects in Texas and college programs have taken notice. Recently, Randle made his first unofficial visit to Texas for the spring game and came away impressed to put it mildly.

One of the top sophomores at the Texas spring game recently was Clear Springs linebacker Trevon Randle. The 6-1.5, 205-pounder with 4.6 speed has caught the attention of the Longhorns staff and others after racking up 121 tackles and two blocked kicks.

Shortly before the spring game, his coach informed Randle that Texas had invited him to Austin for the yearly event. After getting over the shock that Texas has a serious interest, he made the trek west to Austin in what was an eye-opening visit.

"That was a great experience," Said Randle. "I mean, when my coach first told me they (Texas) wanted me to come up there I was real nervous. I didn't even know if I would go because I was nervous, but it was a great experience. I met Coach Applewhite and watched watched all of the positions. They play real hard on that level. I tried to see myself playing with those boys and I think if I work a little harder, I have a chance."

While many sophomore prospects don't have a list of top school, that isn't the case with Randle who already has his eye on four while still being open to any program that shows interest in him.

"I have a list of schools and they are looking at me, so that's exciting. I like LSU, Oklahoma, UT and UCLA the most. I hear LSU has a great program, I like them and they are out of state. Oklahoma has a good program too with a good football team and basketball team. UT is close to home and I've always liked watching them and they have a good buddy system. I'm going to have to go see UCLA for myself. This summer, I'm probably going to go down there and check them out," Randle said.

Randle, who doesn't have any set summer camp plans, will likely transition to a full time running back role starting in the spring as Clear Springs looks to improve on the offensive side with a bevy of talented defenders returning. The long armed prospect said he is fine with the switch in roles and will do whatever the coaching staff asks of him.

"I like linebacker and running back. I like to hit and tackle at linebacker and I like to run people over and score touchdowns too. Wherever my coach puts me at, I just want to help the team win," Randle said, who believes a state championship is the only goal for his team.

In an April 8 update, Clear Springs head coach Clint Hartman said Randle is a special talent in his staffs eyes. "Trevon is one of those guys that will be recruited by Texas, Oklahoma and other programs on that level," Hartman said. "We feel like he is special."

Randle sports a 315 bench press, 475 squat, 30-inch vertical, 4.54 hand timed forty and a 4.48 shuttle.

Randle is also a standout on the hardwood averaging around 12 points on a varsity playoff team.

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